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Zepeda v. City of Los Angeles

The record reveals that plaintiffs commenced an action against defendants City of Los Angeles (City) and Robert Rosito[1] for the wrongful death of their son Jerman. According to the allegations of the complaint, Rosito shot Jerman in the neck on...Read More

SCHULMAN v. County of Los Angeles Fire Dept./Paramedics

On the night of May 3, 2004, plaintiff Sarah Schulman, a 22 year-old student at Pepperdine University, ate dinner with several friends at Dukes Restaurant in Malibu. In addition to her meal, she consumed one alcoholic drink. Following dinner, at...Read More

Hackman v. American Medical Response

Defendants Robert Odom and Lurelle Robbins, paramedics employed by defendant American Medical Response (collectively defendants), were dispatched to the scene of an accident involving a car driven by Hackman. After a brief discussion with Hackman and...Read More

Florida EMTs may go bankrupt because of a malpractice lawsuit

A child was born 15 weeks premature and was not breathing. The family called 911. The paramedics arrived, performed CPR on the child, and brought the child back to life. These paramedics should have been commended as heroes for saving this child’s...Read More

Peete v. Metro. Gov’t of Nashville & Davidson County

In a wrongful death action brought under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 against individual firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians, denial of qualified immunity for defendants is reversed where the district court erred in failing to grant...Read More

Andujar v. Rodriguez

In suit alleging defendant paramedics acted with deliberate indifference to plaintiff’s serious medical needs arising after plaintiff jumped from a truck he and accomplices had hijacked, denial of summary judgment to defendants is...Read More

Cleveland v. City of L.A.

The Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime exemption for an employee engaged in fire protection activities does not apply to dual function paramedics United States Court of Appeals,Ninth Circuit.   Cedrick CLEVELAND;  Juan M. Achan;  Luis F....Read More

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